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词语

Term
W.S. Merwin

At the last minute a word is waiting
not heard that way before and not to be
repeated or ever be remembered
one that always had been a household word
used in speaking of the ordinary
everyday recurrences of living
not newly chosen or long considered
or a matter for comment afterward
who would ever have thought it was the one
saying itself from the beginning through
all its uses and circumstances to
utter at last that meaning of its own
for which it had long been the only word
though it seems now that any word would do

试译:

最后时刻一个词在等待
之前没这么听过也不会被
重复或记忆
一个词它总是一个家用词
用来谈论日常
生活的日常重复
不是新近的选择不是经过了长期考虑的
也不是件供事后评论的事
谁若思考过便知道它
从一开始便说出自己
通过所有的用法和境况直到
终于表露出自身的含意
它总是表达这含意的惟一词语
尽管现在看来似乎任何一个词都是恰当的

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